Qatar

GHD is one of Qatar’s largest consulting companies, offering a range of engineering, architecture and environmental services.

GHD established a presence in the state of Qatar in January 2000, and has continually expanded its presence in the city of Doha, and across the Middle East.  

With a solid background in delivering infrastructure and building projects, GHD has been involved in many of Qatar’s landmark sites including The Pearl, Khalifa Stadium, Doha International Airport, Al Wakra Hospital, The Grand Hyatt Hotel, Movenpick Hotel and Suites, Qatar Petroleum Headquarters at Mesaieed, Centrepoint Shopping Mall and Al Bidda Office Tower.

GHD delivers innovative solutions by combining technical skill and experience with an understanding of its clients’ objectives and aspirations. The company offers a complete suite of project services from concept design through construction supervision, tender phase services, program management, construction management, feasibility and other studies, environmental and planning studies, project planning and economic assessment, asset and facilities management, quality management and training, and operations and maintenance works.

For more information, please contact

Cameron Gillanders
T: +974 4428 9444 | F: +974 4444 6127 | E: Email GHD in Qatar

Location address
GHD Global Pty Ltd
City Plaza Building, Al Sadd
Doha
Qatar

Postal address
GHD Global Pty Ltd
PO Box 14352
Doha
Qatar

Grand Hyatt Resort

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GHD is the principal consultant for the design of this high profile five-star tourist resort. The architecture and services are designed in modern Qatari style and provide a solution to the harsh desert environment.

The Grand Hyatt development, commissioned by the Tourism Investment Company, is a luxurious resort complex comprising a 250-suite hotel and fully serviced five-star holiday villas. Located along the Arabian Gulf, the innovative cluster layout concept maximises the view of the beach from each villa, while retaining privacy. The design engenders the site’s characteristics, that of the collusion of water and the desert.                                     


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Shading system to slash energy use by 30%

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A unique shading system designed to shield the sun whilst allowing daylight penetration has the potential to radically cut air-conditioning and lighting use in buildings.

In hot countries, keeping offices cool and well lit can consume up to 70 percent of the total power use of a building. Using air-conditioning in isolation to cool a building is both costly and environmentally unsustainable.


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Bilal Pearl Tower

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GHD has been engaged by Ahmed Hassan Bilal Trading and Contracting Company to re-design and oversee the construction of a 20-storey residential tower on the Pearl Island development in Qatar.

The tower development consists of chalets; studios; one, two and three bedroom apartments and penthouses; and facilities including two swimming pools, and separate male and female gymnasiums.


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Al Bida Tower

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The prominent location of the Al Bidda Tower, in the Dafna area of Qatar, demanded a form that would be a unique departure from the conventional design of an urban high-rise tower.

To this end, the facade of the tower is a continually twisting face that cannot be described as planar. This is achieved by having the rotor-shaped plan form of the tower undergo a rotation at every level. Additionally, the tower is larger in floor area on the top floors than at its base, making it a commercially profitable proposition.


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Cultural Village

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GHD has been engaged to design 235 villas for an exclusive new residential development in the West Bay Diplomatic precinct in Doha, Qatar. The Cultural Village project is spread over 99ha and is one of the largest ever undertaken by GHD.

The Cultural Village will reflect the heritage of Qatar through its traditional architecture. It is expected to host numerous community and cultural facilities, and includes a retail complex, theatres, a resort, and an air-conditioned, outdoor plaza for public events.


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Doha Airport Terminal Extension

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Qatar Airways at Doha Airport needed a two-storey extension to the existing departures terminal. Building on previous experience gained from similar project work, GHD provided architectural and engineering design services, as well as contract administration and project management services.

The extension was designed and constructed on a fast-track basis, which enabled its completion within just six months. The new section has given Qatar Airways additional gate boarding lounges, a first class lounge and cafeteria, increased check-in area capacity and additional baggage handling systems.


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Wastewater Flow Monitoring Code of Practice

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GHD was tasked with developing an innovative wastewater flow monitoring Code of Practice (CoP) for the utility regulator in a country in the Gulf Cooperation Council in the Middle East. The challenge demanded an approach that understood the management of assets throughout their whole life cycle and considered the full data chain of the flow monitoring. The client required that GHD would both advise and instruct throughout the project.

During the project, an Abu Dhabi sector review of wastewater metering was undertaken to ensure all wastewater licensees fulfilled their statutory obligations, were behaving consistently and that all metering data produced was accurate and reliable. The scope of the development was then investigated, with the proposed content, context, key components the overall format of the code all considered.


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Doha City Centre

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With a brief to reflect the growing spirit of Qatar and its emerging significance in regional affairs, GHD has created an exciting retail and entertainment complex of international standard.

The master plan for the multi-use City Centre project, developed with Davenport Campbell, provides almost 300,000 sq m of built-up area over five levels and facilities for 3000 car park spaces. The retail and entertainment mall provides a broad range of family-based activities – in specialty retail outlets, a hypermarket, food courts, entertainment area, a cinema complex, ice skating rink and a bowling alley.


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NDIA

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GHD was commissioned to prepare a solid waste management plan for the new Doha International Airport in the Middle East.

The plan aims to help manage the large quantity of solid waste handled by the airport and to make certain it is disposed of in an efficient and environmentally appropriate and sustainable manner, with minimal impact on the amenity of airport users.


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EMS for QP Operational Areas

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GHD was commissioned by Qatar Petroleum (QP) to develop an Environmental Management System (EMS) for three operational areas: gas operations, Dukhan and offshore operations.

QP required a systematic plan to identify, prioritise and reduce operational environmental impacts.


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New Doha International Airport Duty Free Warehouses, Qatar

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GHD was awarded the pre and post contract consultancy services for a proposed In-flight Duty Free Store & Duty Free Warehouse Facility at the New Doha International Airport, Qatar.

The design and build project was awarded to Zublin International Qatar and is planned for completion by December 2012.


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Al Wakrah Hospital

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GHD is the principal consultant for the design and post -contract supervision of this 300-bed, 122,000sqm acute care hospital, south of Doha.

The design is based on concentric circles, evocative of a stone thrown in a pond, to symbolise the outward growth of the hospital as it it expands into the future. The circular design allows for maximum use of light, which is both environmentally sound and also thought to be beneficial in the healing of patients.


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Doha International Airport

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GHD was commissioned to design a new in-flight duty free store by Zublin International. This store has a footprint of approximately 2,000 m² and is primarily a ground floor warehouse used for storing in-flight products for sale on aircraft but also includes limited office space.

The duty free warehouse has a footprint of approximately 11,400 m² and is a structural steel framed construction on in-situ concrete foundations with steel composite mezzanine floors and proprietary roofing and cladding systems. It is intended to house a variety of goods for the Qatar Duty Free, prior to the goods being distributed to the main terminal building. The size of both sites has been safeguarded for future expansion.


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Accommodation Qatar Airways

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Qatar Airways crew have a new ‘home away from home’ in Doha that achieves high quality living in a relaxing atmosphere.

GHD was engaged to design the complex, which contains 543 apartments in four buildings that are arranged in a traditional form of an Arabic Mafruka. The facility, which has a modern contemporary theme, is designed to project the dynamic and progressive branding attributes commonly associated with Qatar Airways.


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Khalifa Stadium

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A spectacular new roof and feature lighting consolidate the status of Khalifa Stadium as one of Doha’s premier developments.

The Khalifa Sports City Development Committee awarded GHD two contracts to redevelop the Khalifa Sports City. The scope of the work included an upgrade of the stadium and landscape redevelopment over an area of 95ha.


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Cameron Gillanders

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Cameron is the Operating Centre Manager for Qatar and responsible for a team of more than 200 people in GHD’s Doha office. He is an experienced engineer with more than 25 years professional experience in structural and civil design, investigation and project delivery. Having worked around Australia and overseas, his experience includes industrial as well as commercial buildings, dams, and other infrastructure assets.

Position: Operating Centre Manager, Qatar
Tel: +974 4428 9444

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Gordon Jack

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Gordon is an architect with more than 35 years' experience in design, post contract delivery and management. He spent his former years in private practice involved in a variety of residential, commercial and industrial projects. Based in Qatar, Gordon is responsible for multi-disciplinary areas including architecture, electrical, mechanical and structural engineering as well as construction supervision. Gordon has presented at many local conferences and has lectured on sustainability at the Qatar International University.

Position: Business Group Manager – Property & Buildings
Tel: +974 4428 9515

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Ian Lindquist

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Ian is the manager of MEP services in the Middle East and has more than 30 years' experience in the consulting and construction industry with a core focus in HVAC, fire protection, lift services and sustainable design. During his professional career, he has had wide experience in the design, documentation and construction of complex and difficult building services projects including sustainable building services design. He is an Accredited LEED® AP.

Position: Service Line Leader, HVAC
Tel: +63 2 4795778

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Bassam Halabi

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Bassam’s wide-ranging skills will enable him to add value in a variety of areas to deliver quickly and efficiently. As the Qatar Business Group Manager for Infrastructure, his experience encompasses

  • Infrastructure strategy and policy, operational planning, control and benchmarking
  • water supply modelling
  • infrastructure planning and management
  • water quality and public health management
  • risk and health and safety management systems
  • networks vulnerability and reliability assessment
  • leakage and pressure management
  • demand management
  • irrigation systems.

Bassam has also undertaken work on projects overseas, some of this experience being in areas with challenging conditions.

His leadership skills and practical approach are invaluable when quick decisions are required in complex circumstances.

Position: Business Group Manager – Infrastructure & Environment
Tel: +974 4428 9579

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2012

  • Matajer Al-Quoz Retail Project, Leisure and Tourism Project of the Year (UAE), Middle East Economic Digest

2011

  • New Doha International Airport - Long Term Environmental Monitoring, Safety Performance Award, Overseas Betchel
  • Al Bidda Tower
    • High Commendation, Cityscape Awards
    • Tower Project of the Year, Construction Week Qatar Awards
    • Architecture Award, Office Award, Arabian Commercial Property Awards
    • Grand Hyatt Resort, Leisure and Tourism Project of the Year, Middle East Economic Digest
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